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If you love music, play guitar and are looking for a volunteering opportunity we are looking for people like you who could spend time sharing your skills with a child in Angus who has experienced disadvantage, trauma or has disabilities. Aberlour is Scotland’s biggest Children’s Charity, We pride ourselves on our child centred focus and strong commitment to the individual development of each child emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. We work with whole families as well as children on their own.
What you would be doing:
• Using music to uplift and empower
• Supporting a young person to learn a new skill
• Help to build a young person’s confidence
By volunteering with Aberlour, you can gain:
• A sense of satisfaction in helping a young person build confidence and self and reach their full potential
• Gain experience of supporting young people to flourish
• Practical experience of working with young people
• Have Fun!
What can you gain from volunteering
Volunteers can gain a huge sense of satisfaction from supporting the work of Aberlour. Volunteers can help children, young people and families build their confidence, self-esteem and encourage them to achieve their full potential. Volunteers gain practical experience in working with others in needs, supporting fundraising events and develop their own skills and opportunities for career and CV enhancement.
Volunteers are also provided with a Volunteer Induction, Child Protection training, and any additional training relevant to the role. Aberlour will reimburse reasonable expenses, and will provide volunteers with ongoing support and supervision.
Braeburn Court provides respite care and short breaks in St Margaret’s Hope for older people. We are looking for volunteers to help with social activities such as visiting for a chat, reading newspapers or books aloud, making crafts or playing music. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience of volunteering in social care but also anyone who has a fun skill to share, some time to give or just loves having a blether.
Key activities of the Technical Crew are:
• Moving and setting up staging and lighting equipment;
• Operating lighting and sound equipment;
• Technical support;
• Understanding of Health and Safety;
• Time management of visiting artists;
• Looking after technical equipment in unique performance spaces;
• Bringing the Festival Directors creative visions to life.
Festival dates are from Friday 21st to Friday 28th June 2024.
St Colms has a well equipped craft room where they make all kinds of greetings cards and have just began making wedding invitations to order.
We are looking for volunteers assist adults with learning disabilities with various craft activities with the main one being card making
Tasks include cutting out shapes, assembling cards, computer work and photography. This would suit someone who is creative but experience is not necessary as training will be given. Tasks are arranged to suit ability and preference.
Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit an Activities Organiser for the Cumbernauld area for the Lanarkshire Group. As our local group Activities Organiser you’ll play a crucial role in developing and planning activities and events with your local group. You’ll be responsible for creating and coordinating an annual calendar of events and making sure they’re run safely and effectively to make the most impact. You’ll take a lead role at events on the day and inspire your fellow volunteers to get involved.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your organisation, communication, administration and negotiation skills.
We estimate this role will need around 2 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers.
You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the local area the group to carry out this role.
1. Read through the role description carefully
2.Please apply online
The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Our Introduction to Sport class is aimed at Under 5's & their parent or carer. Little one's have the chance to explore a range of sports equipment inspired by Free Play and structured games or activities. The sports coaches help with all aspects of the class. They plan and execute a fun and enjoyable session which allows the families to interact with one another and build positive relationships through sports. Songs, Dance & Smiles is an intergenerational class that is aimed at Under 5’s & their parent or carer and older adults. The hope is to create relaxed sessions that bring joy and form long lasting friendships. Participants are led on an adventure of exploration and magic as they learn and develop language and social skills using a variety of props that stimulate the imagination and senses. Sessions are created to focus on interactive participation for everyone.
What you could expect:
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Collecting fruit from the local supermarket
• Session planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with the families
• Completing risk assessments
Were looking for someone with
• The ability to participate in the delivery of sessions
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
We ask for commitment of 1 hour per week. Introduction to Sport is delivered on a Saturday morning. Songs, Dance & Smiles is delivered on a Thursday morning.
Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us.
What’s in it for me?
Volunteering at these groups has several benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with members of the local community
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team of coaches
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing your ability to deliver sports sessions
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
Please contact Lauren Simpson on 07535396523 for more information.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Calling All Volunteering Heroes: Join Our Mission to Brighten Lives!
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country? Erskine Veterans Charity is searching for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of our impactful volunteering family. Join us as we create moments of joy, connection, and companionship for our esteemed residents.
Why Volunteer With Us?
🌟 Meaningful Impact: Your time and effort will directly contribute to enhancing the quality of life for our veterans. Whether it is supporting activities, offering practical support or simply sharing stories as a visitor or befriender, you will be making lasting memories.
🌼 Fulfilment: There is nothing quite like the feeling of bringing smiles to the faces of those who have sacrificed so much. Your involvement will add purpose and fulfilment to your own life as well.
🤝 Connection: This is an opportunity to connect with veterans, their families, staff, and other volunteers, share experiences, build on your interpersonal skills and build friendships that transcend generations. Your presence will help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
🧠 Stimulating Activities: .Our activities programme is as varied as our residents’ interests are. From group outings to creative projects, your ideas and energy will be welcome, and your involvement will keep their hearts and minds active. Help us create an environment where veterans can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Join Our Team Today!
Step forward and be a part of something truly extraordinary. Erskine is ready to welcome you into our family, where your kindness will ripple through the lives of those who deserve it the most. Together, we can create a haven of happiness and camaraderie.
Be the light that illuminates their days. Join our volunteers and show our veterans the care and respect they have earned. Your time, compassion, and dedication will make all the difference.
Honouring Our Heroes: One Activity at a Time
Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us:
📞 0141 814 4640
Do you enjoy making memories with older people, talking to a small group and helping entertain and help others have fun.
You will assist organising an activities programme and help with finer details to make the day memorable. If you have not called bingo you will learn. The group will be with older ladies mostly who have walking difficulties and are not able to get out the house or live alone.
You will set a weekly activity programme for once per week. Available for 12:30-3:15 in the afternoon on a Monday and or Thursday. You will be supported by a centre staff member and assist compiling the activity and doing a stint clearing up.
Key activities for Front of House Volunteers:
• Onsite ticket sales
• Welcome audience members to events
• Check tickets
• Show people to their seats and allocate spaces for wheelchair users
• Sell programmes
• Distribute printed information
• Parking attendant
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with and befriend adults with additional support needs.
The PHAB Club is a registered charity and offers a range of activities in a social setting. Volunteers offer friendship and help facilitate members to engage in craftwork, computing, music and cooking. The club also organises social events such as a meal out, Christmas party and panto nights.
The club takes place during school term time only